It's only been 4 days since I contacted ABIN my life is already improving and becoming less stressful. I am so grateful! ABIN has always been very efficient and prompt in assisting me as a professional.

ABIN Staff

Elizabeth Donnelly, Executive Director

Liz came to ABIN in February 2016 in the role of Executive Director.  Originally from New York, Liz moved to Alaska in 2001; she has worked for private and state organizations for over 20 years.  Although not a brain injury survivor herself, Liz has personal and professional experience supporting survivors, their families, and loved ones and is guided by a true passion for this work.

Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas and a Master’s degree in Adult Education (with an emphasis on human resource development and leadership) from The University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.  Liz’s undergraduate thesis work was a phenomenological exploration of the themes around the evolving sense of self in parenting a child experiencing intellectual disability issues.  Her graduate capstone work examined the foundations of exceptional programming for people who experience intellectual disability issues and the paraprofessional staff delivering said programming.

Julie Davies, Resource Navigator

Julie joined ABIN in September 2014 as the Resource Navigator. She has worked for a variety of noDSC_0281n profit agencies in Anchorage, as well as the Anchorage School District. A long time Alaska resident, Julie received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University and is also licensed in the state of Alaska as a Professional Counselor.   Although not a brain injury survivor herself, Julie has several close family members who have experienced brain injury.  She has seen first hand the resiliency of the human spirit as her loved ones find successful ways of being in the world and holds great respect not only for those who live with brain injuries, but for those who care for and support them as well. Julie loves to be active in nature and especially enjoys hiking, running, biking and xc skiing and always has a big stack of books at her side to read. She looks forward to working with and helping brain injury survivors and their families access  services that will help them in their recovery journey.



Tyler Hislop, Grant Coordinator

Tyler moved to Alaska in the spring of 2015. He grew up in Colorado and was drawn to Alaska because of its mountains. Tyler majored in Anthropology at the University of Colorado. During his education, he studied abroad in India and was able to experience how non-profit organizations work to help create development. He loves to ski, cook, and ride his bicycle. He also has a passion for reading and historical research. Tyler joined Alaska Brain Injury Network in September of 2016 and has been excited to help the Alaskan community.






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